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correspondence. simon young with more on this. we saw some public response there in our report. how will this be figuring in next year's election? >> if it threatens to become a huge issue in the election because at one level this is about how all the people heat and power their homes. the political parties are already passing around the game -- passing around the blame. what chancellor merkel needs to do is say that the switchover to clean forms of energy is happening at the expense of the average of voter and small businesses. if that were to happen, the could be a backlash against it. it is at a moment where most germans continue to support the transition to renewable energy. >> this is a costly transition for many households. how is germany coming along in meeting its own goals for independence? >> quite well, but not quite well enough. they are trying to switch off a nuclear by 2022. the shortfall, without becoming more reliant on foreign producers such as russia. the experts say that renewals can help to replace those missing sources of energy in the future and already one qua
are hoping that this award will brighten europe's image. >> thank you very much for joining us, simon. we will have more in the next half-hour. >> turkey has deployed fighter jets to its syrian border. >> both sides are sticking to their story about the syrian air jets. >> they have seen days of heavy fighting. the syrian army is trying to recapture rebels. at one point, a syrian helicopter veered into turkish airspace but was immediately pushed back. it is yet another incident to raise tensions between the two countries. anchor is still simmering over stopping a syrian airliner. they claim it was carrying russian weapons for the syrian army. what's the cargo consisted of electrical equipment for a radar station. it is not prohibited under any condition. >> there deploying additional tanks and fighter jets as they look at a possible intervention in syria. it is definitely in full swing. over the last few days, hundreds of people have gone to the border to turkey. tensions are not likely to ease anytime soon. >> a clash erupted in cairo's tahrir square over the support and opposition of pr
opporunity. >> i would like to draw in our political correspondent. simon, there was suggestion the deal collapsed because of german objections. what was it the germans were not happy about? >> it seems that germany, like france, was unwilling to give up state influence over this important defense company, which is what bae systems wanted them to do in order to secure more access to that all-important american defense market. i think germany was also worried it might be left out of important developments in military technology. the german authorities think that germany's interests are best served if this franco- german company retains control of the whole chain from research through to production. there's also a report that germans had suggested moving the headquarters of the merged company to munich, which would have annoyed the other two companies. >> was that all that was blocking the deal from going ahead? >> in the and, you have to see this was a hugely difficult deal that involves getting agreement from two companies, three governments, and that is incredibly difficult to do. the e
. >> you have two daughters? >> i have two daughters. >> what are their names? >> my daughter, simone is 23 years old and my daughter, emily, will be 11 in just a couple days. >> now, when they saw you go off, you're going to far places, you're going to dangerous places, you're going to places where friends of yours have perished on those crystal waters. you're going to places where it's cold and, what do they think? how do you justify doing that to them? >> yeah, now you, now you drove the stake through the heart here. it's -- >> no, but look, i saw in your film you rappel over the edge of some of these icy ridges down into what looks like a bottomless gorge. >> yeah, it's terrifying. and i've had a lot of internal struggle over exactly the question you raise. and here's you i answer it. i picture myself when i'm 85 years old and i'm sitting in a rocking chair on the porch and i can't do any of this anymore. and i see those girls as grownups, i see them now in their 30s or 40s or whatever it is. and they're saying to me, "dad, the world has changed. the climate is profoundly different than
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